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  1. #1

    Join Date
    Apr 2002
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    Location
    Upstate SC
    Tractor
    Massey Ferguson 230

    Default Muffler Replacement

    I have to replace a muffler on my MF 230 this weekend. I found the muffler (hopefully) at a TSC nearby and will pick it up tomorrow. What tools will I need? Any advice will be welcomed. I have not yet tried to get the old muffler off. The configuration on my tractor is horizontal, routed with the muffler beneath the left side foot rest. It's a diesel engine if that makes any difference.

  2. #2
    Super Star Member
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    Tractor
    NH TC25D

    Default Re: Muffler Replacement

    Safety glasses, penetrating oil, hack saw, metal file, vice grips, patience [img]/w3tcompact/icons/smile.gif[/img]

  3. #3

    Join Date
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    Location
    N E Indiana
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    B2910

    Default Re: Muffler Replacement

    For penetrating oil, get some PB Blaster.
    Its amazing!

    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.pbblaster.com/>http://www.pbblaster.com/</A>

    Rover

  4. #4

    Join Date
    May 2002
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    Tractor
    Yanmar 1500D

    Default Re: Muffler Replacement

    Air Chisel....................................

  5. #5
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    South West Pa/Greene county
    Tractor
    Long/Landtrac360DTC

    Default Re: Muffler Replacement

    Set of cutting torches.

  6. #6

    Join Date
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    Location
    Canton, Texas
    Tractor
    Deere 5520 MFWD

    Default Re: Muffler Replacement

    Dont forget lots of duct tape and band-aids[img]/w3tcompact/icons/laugh.gif[/img]

  7. #7

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    Upstate SC
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    Massey Ferguson 230

    Default Re: Muffler Replacement

    You guys are killing me, and I haven't even started the job yet!

    I picked up the muffler yesterday. It came with the tailpipe and about 18" of inlet pipe already attached. I guess I will have to amputate the current muffler at the proper location on the inlet piping to allow the new one to fit up. Do I need to seal the joint where I slip fit the new pipe onto the old?

    Clemson

  8. #8

    Join Date
    May 2001
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    Location
    Canton, Texas
    Tractor
    Deere 5520 MFWD

    Default Re: Muffler Replacement

    Everything on your exhaust system needs to be properly sealed or you will get the possibility of exhaust fumes inside the vehicle. Additionally any leaks upstream of the muffler will be quite loud and annoying too. Sometimes it is worth it to have exhaust work done at a shop with very experienced welders. Not that it cannot be done by do-it-yourselfers, (good word huh <font color=blue>yourselfers</font color=blue>), but a good welder sure can make it look easy.

  9. #9

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    Location
    Upstate SC
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    Massey Ferguson 230

    Default Re: Muffler Replacement

    a) There is no "inside" on this vehicle
    b) I wasn't planning to weld anything. Am I missing something?

    Clemson

  10. #10

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    Canton, Texas
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    Deere 5520 MFWD

    Default Re: Muffler Replacement

    Sorry, I guess I was thinking about cars / trucks. I think that even on a tractor, it is best to have everything sealed pretty well all the way out to the big hole in the end of the pipe.

    I suppose that you are not missing anything as long as the kit you have has the requisite clamps, pipe, etc. to install your new muffler. Again, I guess I was thinking bout trucks as many of them require welding to replace exhaust parts.

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